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Worker Dies in Fall While Installing Solar Panels on Corona Roof, NYPD Says

By Katie Honan | October 19, 2017 5:30pm

CORONA — A 60-year-old construction worker was killed Thursday after falling from the roof of a home where he was installing solar panels, police said.

The man, who has not been identified, was working on the roof of the two-story home at 94-22 50th Ave. at around 11:30 a.m. when he fell, police said.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating, but do not suspect any criminality, a spokesman said.

A permit was filed earlier this month for the installation of roof-mounted solar panels, according to the Department of Buildings. 

After DOB officials inspected the home, they found illegal apartments in the cellar and attic, records show.

The home's owner, Shu Lan Pu, was cited for the illegal conversions and a vacate order was issued for the apartments.

The owner could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.